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Enforcement and Inspection

As today’s workplace becomes more complex, regulation of that workplace increases. In this section, you’ll find the practical advice you need to understand exactly what OSHA, other federal agencies, and their state counterparts, require of you, and to comply in the ways that best satisfy both your and their needs. Look also for important court decisions, advice on how to handle enforcement actions, and news of upcoming changes in workplace health and safety law.

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New OSHA Regulatory Agenda Suggests Change in Direction

OSHA has been actively pursuing a regulation requiring employers to establish an injury and illness prevention plan (I2P2). But the agency’s latest regulatory agenda suggests a change in direction.

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2014 Budget Fully Funds OSHA’s Enforcement Activities

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By Emily Clark, Safety Editor

With OSHA primed with funds for enforcement in 2014, it’s wise for employers to closely examine workplace compliance with OSHA standards.

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OSHA Details Inspection Priorities for 2014

By Emily Clark, Safety Editor

OSHA has released its annual inspection plan under the Site-Specific Targeting Program (SST). Will your establishment be the target of one of these inspections?

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Pitfalls of Noncompliance: Part 2

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Yesterday, we reviewed some recent OSHA enforcement cases that resulted in multiple citations and six-figure penalties. Today, we wind up with some additional reports on the cost of failing to comply with OSHA standards.

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Pitfalls of Noncompliance

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Avoid violations and penalties like these—and even more important the potential for accidents and injuries—by ensuring that you are in compliance with OSHA standards that apply to your workplace.

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What’s OSHA Planning for 2014?

Here’s a quick review of OSHA’s rulemaking plans for 2014 and what they might mean for you and your company

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Is My OSHA Case Hopeless When a Supervisor Violated the Standards?

Where do you stand legally when a supervisor is responsible for violating OSHA standards?

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OSHA’s Top 10 Violations for 2013—and How to Avoid Them

These top 10 violations are the ones to watch. Are you in danger of breaking these standards at your workplace?

Make sure your safety is OSHA compliant.

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Should You Require a Warrant Before Letting an OSHA Inspector In?

Most experts say that you should consent to OSHA inspections, but a countervailing argument says that you should require a warrant.

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OSHA Inspections: How to Handle Yourself

How you handle yourself during an OSHA inspection—and how you answer the inspector’s questions—can have a big impact on the outcome.

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